Last Two Weeks - Barbri

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salad.law
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Last Two Weeks - Barbri

Postby salad.law » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:38 am

Should I be reviewing the Mini Conviser for the CA Bar? Or are Critical Pass Flaschards + Lectures notes enough? I want to spend more time with essays + PTs. But am worried if I miss something from the Conviser.

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Re: Last Two Weeks - Barbri

Postby LockBox » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:08 pm

salad.law wrote:Should I be reviewing the Mini Conviser for the CA Bar? Or are Critical Pass Flaschards + Lectures notes enough? I want to spend more time with essays + PTs. But am worried if I miss something from the Conviser.


You should refer to the Convisor only if you have a question about a specific aspect of the law. Honestly, at this point, I wouldn't see any benefit to it. All you should be doing is taking practice tests/essays and reviewing your answers and the model answers. Over and over.

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Re: Last Two Weeks - Barbri

Postby ganlan » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:14 pm

As a follow-up to this...is it better to focus on fully writing out as many essays as possible under timed conditions? Or trying to get through more essays by outlining them and being exposed to more fact patterns that way?

Obviously, I'll be writing out a bunch of essays fully, just wondering how many (if any at all) I should just be outlining to get the black letter law down and issue spot.

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Re: Last Two Weeks - Barbri

Postby dredd16 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:47 am

salad.law wrote:Should I be reviewing the Mini Conviser for the CA Bar? Or are Critical Pass Flaschards + Lectures notes enough? I want to spend more time with essays + PTs. But am worried if I miss something from the Conviser.


Practice essays and PTs. Learn by doing and not by reviewing. Review right before you sleep.

ganlan wrote:As a follow-up to this...is it better to focus on fully writing out as many essays as possible under timed conditions? Or trying to get through more essays by outlining them and being exposed to more fact patterns that way?

Obviously, I'll be writing out a bunch of essays fully, just wondering how many (if any at all) I should just be outlining to get the black letter law down and issue spot.


Always do essays under time conditions. Outlining is ok if you are spotting every single issue/subissue and organizing certain facts under each issue/subissue and doing it all within 10-15 minutes. I'd do 2 full essays and 2 outlined essays a day at this point.

As much as essays are important, I wouldn't write them for the sake of writing them if you constantly are delivering 50/55 type answers. You're better off at that point taking a day to take a deep look at what you're doing wrong. Are you missing major issues? Are you not getting the subissues because you aren't breaking down the elements of a major issue? Are you utilizing every single fact in the fact pattern? Is your organization piss poor?

Good luck.

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Re: Last Two Weeks - Barbri

Postby msummer » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:00 am

dredd16 wrote:
salad.law wrote:Should I be reviewing the Mini Conviser for the CA Bar? Or are Critical Pass Flaschards + Lectures notes enough? I want to spend more time with essays + PTs. But am worried if I miss something from the Conviser.


Practice essays and PTs. Learn by doing and not by reviewing. Review right before you sleep.

ganlan wrote:As a follow-up to this...is it better to focus on fully writing out as many essays as possible under timed conditions? Or trying to get through more essays by outlining them and being exposed to more fact patterns that way?

Obviously, I'll be writing out a bunch of essays fully, just wondering how many (if any at all) I should just be outlining to get the black letter law down and issue spot.


Always do essays under time conditions. Outlining is ok if you are spotting every single issue/subissue and organizing certain facts under each issue/subissue and doing it all within 10-15 minutes. I'd do 2 full essays and 2 outlined essays a day at this point.

As much as essays are important, I wouldn't write them for the sake of writing them if you constantly are delivering 50/55 type answers. You're better off at that point taking a day to take a deep look at what you're doing wrong. Are you missing major issues? Are you not getting the subissues because you aren't breaking down the elements of a major issue? Are you utilizing every single fact in the fact pattern? Is your organization piss poor?

Good luck.




Thank you for the advice!




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